Monday, 25 June 2012

Lou's Reviews || Impress Nails by Broadway


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

I try a lot of beauty products. A lorra lorra beauty products. Over time, it's taken a little bit more to excite me and a product has to be a little bit special to make me rave rave rave about it. Well, Impress Nails by Broadway have hit the spot. Yeah baby.


I bought this set of nails for £8.99 from Boots a few weeks ago and this weekend, finally got round to giving them a whirl. It was actually by accident as I was on a conference call (oh la la) with Mrs Thrifty for our upcoming project (any guesses) and started fiddling with the package. Within minutes I'd worked out how these little beauties worked and applied a full set. I can't stress how easy they are to do!


Each clear plastic bottle-case comes with 24 nails in 12 varying sizes. Each nail is like a little plastic shell. There is a double-sided-sticky-tape layer on the underbelly (as opposed to the patterned top area) with a tiny tab to allow you to peel it off easily. All you do is peel the tab, reveal the sticky underneath area and press on to your nail in the place you want it. And it's set. No glue mess. No drying time. Done.

(oooff pass me the Lemonyflutter cuticle butter please!)

I am THRILLED with this product. I think the packaging is cute, the range of patterns and effects is wide and the speed and ease in which you can have perfect nails is great!

The only downside for me was the price. £8.99 per pack is a lot of money. When you consider that they only last a week and if you wanted to reuse them you'd have to buy some nail glue, it's a hard sum to swallow. I looked into more affordable alternatives and I found an American Ebay seller who you can buy 2 sets from for less than £15 and that included P&P which is good news. You can rummage round that shop for yourself HERE. Or, if you would prefer to pay more/are loyal to Boots, you can find them HERE.

*So far I have only worn these for 2 days but they are still in perfect mint condition. I will come back and pop in my 'findings' on this blog post at the end of the week, so do pop back if you are interested. 

All in all, love love lovity love having gorgeous easy nails. This is a bit naughty and please pretend you didn't hear it from me, buuuuut, these would be great if you had chipped nails and were in a massive rush. Simply stick on over the top and no-one's the wiser. I doubt they would last as long but I'm always up for a last minute problem solver, tehehe. Shhhh.

Are you as impressed as me with Impress nails? If not, why not?

Toodlepip!

xx

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74 comments:

  1. They look so good, i want to try these out so bad! Thinking of using my advantage card points on them! xo

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  2. These look really gorgeous! I've seen Fleur wearing them in her videos and they look lovely on her too...I think that just because I want to get involved I'll have to give them a try when I'm in need of a treat (who is ever really in need of stick on nail varnish?!)

    Love your blog, love you, end of haha!

    -Alice
    shinyprettythings-alice.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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    1. Oohh did you?! YAY! I was with her when she bought them. I was the devil on her shoulder saying, 'Dooo iiiitt' hehehe x

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  3. these are sooooo pretty!!!

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  4. I will definitely be taking a look on eBay! Thanks Louise!

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  5. I really want to try these; I don't really need to use false nails but they are so pretty, especially this design!

    Frances xx

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  6. ahh i love these, so pretty xx

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  7. Oh I love these ♥

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  8. These look so so nice! I was looking at them the other day in Superdrug and I noticed that the pink set is exactly the same colour as the nail polish I was wearing - NYC Bubblegum Pink! x

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  9. I love the look of these nails and how easy they are to apply. There's a floral set that I'm desperate to buy! xx

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    1. hey i just checked your blog out love it! Would love if you would check my brand new one out please :D

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  10. I've heard so much about these stic on manicures :)

    yours are lovely.

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  11. I've had some of these for quite some time and haven't gotten around to using them yet. I am SO glad to see that you give them such a great review! Makes me eager to try them out.

    Thanks for the great review! I'll probably be doing one of my own soon. :)

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  12. That looks so pretty!

    x

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  13. I have found them for as cheap as $6 in the US! Maybe I'll have to send you some! ;)

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  14. These are so beautiful! They are a bit pricey though. XO

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  15. these look good! love the ones you chose too xx

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  16. Love it - instant nail art! Who needs to be talented?!

    Rachel from www.whatabeauty.co.uk x

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  17. You can get them a bit cheaper in Superdrug, I think it's £5.99 for plain and £7.99 for patterned ones :)

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  18. Clever packaging and a beautiful design, wonder if anyone's brave enough to recreate it with polish to save themselves some money! Thanks for the post! x

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  19. I love these! Will definitely buy some next time I see them - I really like the leopard print 'Starstruck' colour, even if they're abit tacky, haha xx

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  20. these look super cute! x

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  21. They're lovely, when I can justify the price I may get some

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    xx

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  22. omg, lovely!
    You have a great blog! I'd love if you checked out mine, and if you want to follow, it will be a pleasure to follow you back!

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  23. I love these I keep seeing them on Fleur and I want some so much, very expensive though but worth it for a special occasion I think xx

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  24. Love these nails Louise! May just have to make a cheeky purchase on them aha xxx

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  25. Loving the nails!! If they're easy to use and apply, I may just have to give them a go! Nail varnish can be so tricksy!!

    Ginger x

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  26. saw these in boots and i agree the price did put me off, and they seem to me like an average pair of glue-on nails.

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  27. i bought these and i just dont think they agree with my nails the sticky went on one and popped off about half an hour after i applied them so i whipped out the nail glue! xox.

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  28. those look super good xx

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  29. Oh my gosh, I love these. I graduated from high school (cute little American) about 3 weeks ago and I wore the lacy ones. I think they're really great. The expensive aspect of it is a little much, but just for every once in a while I think these are totally worth it!

    Lovely post, Louise! xx

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  30. I've seen these! I might have to try them i love the pink ones! you have persuaded me, thank you! xx

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  31. These look so cool!!
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  32. I saw these on Fleur's blog too, and they look lovely. I'm not one for fake nails, but I think they'd be great for a special occasion.

    And you forgot boots points as an advantage to buying them there! Or am I the only one who is obsessed with hoarding them?!

    Amy
    makeupnovice.blogspot.com

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  33. I think they are great! and like you say a quick and easy solution to pretty nails if your in a rush! I will defiantly be checking these out the next time i'm in boots. Great post, they look lovely.x
    http://shallowwonderland.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. Unfortunately I don't feel that any of them fit my nails nicely :( Especially for my thumbnails. But they look amazing! I have bought one set with flowery patterns and one with giraffe print.

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  35. The design on these nails is so gorgeous! They sound so easy to apply too, can't wait to try them out!! x

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  36. I adore these nails, i've tried many nail stickers ect but fond my nails were too big for the stickers - so these are perfect, so many different sizes. Mine lasted 6 days and the print only started to chip off towards the end of my wearing them. When ever i get some more pennies i shall defos be buying these again :)

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  37. ohh i wonder what other designs there are!

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  38. They look great! They'd be great for a night out as I usually forget about doing my nails til a couple of hours before, then inevitably end up smudging or ruining them by getting ready. I'll have to keep some in stock :) x

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  39. I've been wanting to try these for a while and i think i will now!!
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  40. They look really nice! :) xxx

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  41. I also love love love these babies and really like using them when I want to grow my nails. Sometimes my nails are just more brittle and easily crack, etc. Popping these guys on is the perfect way to have lovely nails while waiting for my nails to pick it up a bit and get strong. I love the variety of colours but I'm a teacher, so I often opt for the classic french mani too! Thanks for sharing :D

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  42. They look fab, such a pretty colour aswell :)

    Jess x

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  43. Wow, these are GORGEOUS! For some reason the packaging is really annoying to me, idk why! I'd buy these for a special do though!

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  44. Love the pattern on these! Lovely! x

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  45. I love the idea! And the pattern is really pretty.
    Love them! x

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  46. I love the pattern, I saw Fleur wearing them and they looked wonderful!
    x

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  47. They are amazing ! But do they last long ? :)

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  48. They look lush but I stopped wearing them! My nails are a mess!

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  49. I bought some nail straps at Sephora the other day and I can't wait to try them, I've seen this on you and Fleur on your vlogs and now I can't wait to try these too! I love easy ways to have pretty nails xx

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  50. These look amazing! I'm definitely gonna hunt around on eBay for them, perhaps get them a little bit cheaper than £8.99! They look great for holidays and summer :)

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  51. I love the look of these. The only thing that puts me off is the damage to your nails after you take them off/they fall off. I've worked very hard to get my nails back to a half decent state after months of acrylic manicures! xx

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  52. i really wana try these now. they look fab
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  53. OH my, I think I'm in love! xxx

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  54. Does the adhesive bit become slightly less sticky every time you get your hands wet?
    As i bought some of them nail stickers a while ago and literally as soon as i washed my hand 3 peeled straight off! Obviously these will be a lot more sturdy, i was just wondering how water-resistant they are :) thanks!

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  55. I don't mean to be rude but they don't look as if they fit very well around your cuticles in the photo. Would I be able to file them if I found the same problem or would this ruin them? The pattern is absolutely beautiful though!

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  56. The pattern on these nails are gorgeous! I just worry they might ruin my natural nails though xx

    jensbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.com

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  57. Hey so i live in ireland and i saw these in penneys the other day (which im pretty sure is the same as primark in England) for €8 which i think is like £6 so i hope that helps :D They're unreal by the way

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  58. OOh these look really nice - but I agree £8 is a lot to shell out for fancy talons.
    S xx
    http://www.belfastbeautylove.blogspot.com

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  59. Hi Louise! I was just sent a set of these to test out and was so sad to discover that my ginormous thumb nail is too big for even the largest "impress" size! I couldn't believe it. I've never had this problem with other "press-on" nails so my feeling is that these nails are a little on the small size. I hope they realize this and start including at least one size bigger in there. Bummer!

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  60. With the amount of time I spend painting my nails, these are a godsend! x

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  61. Love these, so pretty :)
    I agree though, maybe a tad expensive but they could be justified for a special occasion!

    lovesmilesandbeauty.blogspot.com

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  62. I got these in red in one of my GlossyBoxes I received. I love the colour you have though! x

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  63. These nails are amazing! Mine have lasted 2 weeks! Only having to replace 3 in that time. They endured a muddy English music festival and a 5 day drip to new York

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  64. The pattern look great on your nails! I could only see me wearing these on a special occasion as the price I rather spend for a regular bottle of Essie

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  65. Great idea, but this website launching on December 1st has a similar idea but with HAND-PAINTED nails! www.lulunails.co.uk

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  66. Brilliant Post I love it reading. Thank you for sharing the information.

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  67. Ohh, i am going to try these now. I have seen but heard no reviews. So thanks for the review!! xoxo

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